Donald Ornelas Jr.

Donald Ornelas Jr. is a partner and a member of the firm’s General Liability and Medical Malpractice Defense Groups. Don’s practice focuses on sports and recreation, general and premises liability, government entity liability, business litigation and medical malpractice, including elder abuse. Don also regularly works on transactional projects for businesses in several industries.

Don is very active in the sports, recreation and leisure industries, regularly appearing at industry trade shows and conferences in the motorsports, roller skating, waterpark, and other amusement industries. Don has also published numerous articles and columns in various industry trade publications.


  • Southwestern University School of Law, J.D.
  • University of California at Los Angeles, B.A.

Professional Activities and Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District
  • West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame, Inc. – Board of Directors
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)
  • International Amusement and Leisure Defense Association (IALDA)


  • Participates in annual motorsports racing promoters workshops in Reno, Nevada and Daytona Beach, Florida
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